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Quote of the Day

Freedom is not a luxury that we can indulge in when at last we have security and prosperity and enlightenment; it is, rather, antecedent to all of these, for without it we can have neither security nor prosperity nor enlightenment.

— Henry Steele Commager


Quote of the Day

Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption
of authority. It is hardly too strong to say that the
Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers
of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to
govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good
masters, but they mean to be masters.

— Daniel Webster

Quote of the Day

Liberty has never come from the government.

Liberty has always come from the subjects of government.

The history of liberty is the history of resistance.

The history of liberty is a history of the limitation of governmental power, not the increase of it.

— Woodrow Wilson

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In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act.

— George Orwell

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The notion that a radical is one who hates his country is naive and usually idiotic. He is, more likely, one who likes his country more than the rest of us, and is thus more disturbed than the rest of us when he sees it debauched. He is not a bad citizen turning to crime; he is a good citizen driven to despair.

— H. L. Mencken

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Do we desire to be cradled, and then carried throughout life to our graves by this partisan propelled bureaucratic monstrosity? … as individuals of sovereign dignity, are we now so terrified, bewildered, and impotent that our main purpose is to seek asylum from the potential hazards of freedom? Have we no faith in our natural strengths and abilities?

— Sergei Hoff

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The worst forms of tyranny, or certainly the most successful
ones, are not those we rail against but those that so insinuate
themselves into the imagery of our consciousness, and the fabric
of our lives, as not to be perceived as tyranny.

— Michael Parenti

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Arbitrary power has seldom… been introduced in any country at once. It must be introduced by slow degrees, and as it were step by step.

— Lord Chesterfield

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Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.

— Richard Dawkins

Quote of the Day

All men are by nature equally free and independent, and have
certain inherent rights, of which, when they enter into a state of
society, they cannot by any compact deprive or divest their posterity; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety.

— George Mason